This fresh Ginger Salad Dressing is a copycat of the dressing commonly served at Japanese Steakhouses and will jazz up an iceberg salad. It’s tangy, a little sweet, and has tons of fresh ginger flavor
Who doesn’t love going to a Japanese Steakhouse? You get good food and entertainment all at once.
But no, I do not want to try to catch a shrimp in my mouth. Why don’t they get that?
I can pass on the brothy soup, but I always look forward to the iceberg salad with ginger salad dressing. It’s such a simple salad, but the dressing has such a complex flavor. And no wonder . It’s chock full of awesome ingredients (Or at least Todd Wilbur’s Copy Cat of Benihana’s Ginger Salad Dressing is.)
Onion, celery, a hefty dose of fresh grated ginger, celery, ketchup and soy sauce all combine to form a dressing that can make even boring old iceberg lettuce shine. I always think iceberg lettuce tastes better if it’s really cold and crisp. So wash it, chop it, and put it back in the refrigerator until just before serving. Add a few carrot sticks for a crisp and colorful ginger salad.
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- ½ cup minced onion
- ½ cup peanut oil
- ⅓ cup rice vinegar
- 2 tablespoons water
- 2 tablespoons minced, fresh ginger
- 2 tablespoons minced celery
- 2 tablespoons ketchup
- 4 teaspoons soy sauce
- 2½ teaspoons granulated sugar
- 2 teaspoons lemon juice
- ½ teaspoon minced garlic
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- Place all ingredients in a blender. Blend until smooth, about 45 seconds.
- Refrigerate until ready to use.
Adapted slightly from Top Secret Restaurant Recipes 3: The Secret Formulas for Duplicating Your Favorite Restaurant Dishes at Home
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